The New Flexible Retirement

February 1, 2016

The concept of retirement is rapidly changing. As people live longer, retirement will become a more active life stage, with more people looking to blend work and leisure.

Population aging is a global phenomenon. Countries around the world are experiencing increases in life expectancies and lower birth rates. Population aging has far-reaching societal implications. The shift toward a proportionally smaller working-age population and larger older population is disrupting the fundamental economics of government-sponsored social security systems around the world.

The New Flexible Retirement report, a collaboration between Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, presents findings from Aegon's 4th Annual Retirement Readiness Survey (ARRS) and highlights the steps being taken around the world to promote the concept of flexible retirement. The survey comprises 16,000 respondents in 15 countries spanning Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia.

Download the full survey  Japan Retirement factsheet

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